The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

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With summer ebbing out, you don't need to retreat into your house and crank up the heating. A change in season is the perfect time to get outside and breath in the (cooler) fresh air. 
 
Combine your enjoyment of nature with a little exercise to gear yourself up for the new season and to explore the great outdoors in depth. Scotland and Northern Ireland have walks that are sure to inspire you to get outside in into the new season air. 
 

Birks of Aberfeldy - Aberfeldy, Perthshire

Birks of Aberfeldy Scotland Perthshire
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Made popular by famous Scots writer Robert Burns 'The Birks o'
Aberfeldie' (1787), this picturesque walk is defined by its beautiful waterfalls. This peaceful walk is just the contact with nature you need to rest and recoup in the new season. 
 

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs - Western Scotland

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park

Whether you want to climb a Munro or stroll along the banks of Loch Lomond, the national parks in The Trossachs is the perfect place to take in the fresh air.  

 

City Parks - Glasgow

Pollock House Park Glasgow Maze

If you like the allure of a city but still want a peaceful stroll amongst the greenery to take a break for the busy streets, then Glasgow parks are crafted beautifully to make you feel like you're in the heart of the countryside when you're no more than a short walk from the bustling city attractions. Kelvingrove Park & Pollock Park

 

Arthur's Seat - Edinburgh

Edinburgh Arthur's Seat

Popular amongst tourists, this incline rewards the walker with an outstanding view of Scotland's capital city. This walk isn't just an easy stroll up the hill so be prepared to put a little work into the climb but it's all worth it for the view, especially on a sunny day. 
 

The Giant's Causeway - County Antrim, Nothern Ireland

The Giant's Causeway rock formation coast Northern Ireland Couny Antrim

More than just a walk, one of nature's most intriguing rock formation. There are many tales as to how the stones came to be the way they are, though scientifically they were formed by a volcanic eruption and the water ebbing and flowing over thousands of years. The Giant's Causeway is definitely not one to be missed!

 

Fife Coastal Path - Various, Fife

Fife Coastal Path East Neuk

Explore the coast of Fife's East Neuk using the coastal path that connects the area's town. The path has a range of walks for all abilities, from easy peaceful strolls to small adventures. 



The Hermitage - Dunkeld, Perthshire

Hermitage Ossian's hall perthshire Dunkeld

Home to giant Douglas Firs that are amongst the largest trees in the UK, leaping salmon in the falls in autumn, and a number of scenic spots throughout, The Hermitage at Dunkeld is a fantastic and relaxing walk for the whole family. A short drive from Perth City Centre, this woodland walk will surprise you at every turn.

 

Royal Botanic Gardens - Edinburgh

Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens

With over 100,000 under glass roofs, Edinburgh's botanical garden flourishes all year round. After you've gazed over the range of flowers, sit back and enjoy a coffee in the greenhouse cafe. The gardens are perfect for a visit regardless of the weather or time of year.